Pole Mounted PV Rack - Alternative to sched 40 pipe and general installing quest

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Apr 6, 2008 07:29 am
Pole Mounted PV Rack - Alternative to sched 40 pipe and general installing quest

I have a top of pole rack that I have not yet done a permanent install

It basically requires a nice straight 6" schedule 40 pipe to set on.

For the moment it only has one panel on it, but I want to get it installed, and then get three additional ( roughly 3'x5' ) panels

My questions are,

Is there an alternative to using such a large, heavy and difficult to install pipe?

Is there an easy way to get the proper hole dug?

If I get a 12' 6" schedule 40 pipe ... how big/deep should the hole be. 3' deep and 12" wide?

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.


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